The only time the Florida Marlins can get attention from the national media is when their star player kicks a ball into right field, runs after it lackadaisically, and then publicly criticizes manager Fredi Gonzalez for benching him. Hanley Ramirez did just that, and ESPN backed its trucks into Sun Life Stadium to make it the lead story for an entire week. Gonzalez benched Ramirez until he apologized. At first, the little brat refused. Then Hall of Famer Andre Dawson stuck his proverbial foot in Hanleys proverbial ass and straightened the kid out with a verbal lashing. Now management is trying to sweep it all under the rug, and the media has gone back to ignoring the Marlins. Lets hope this wont be the highlight of the season. The Fish host the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday night at Sun Life Stadium.
Thu., June 3, 7:10 p.m., 2010